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currant

noun cur·rant \ˈkər-ənt, ˈkə-rənt\

: a small seedless raisin that is used in baking and cooking

: a small red, black, or white berry that is often used in making jams and jellies

Full Definition of CURRANT

1
:  a small seedless raisin grown chiefly in the Levant
2
:  the acid edible fruit of various shrubs (genus Ribes) placed in either the saxifrage or gooseberry family; also :  a plant bearing currants

Origin of CURRANT

Middle English raison of Coraunte, literally, raisin of Corinth
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CURRANT

May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
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